Los Angeles, Dec 30 (IANS) There will be no more Motörhead without the band’s legendary Lemmy Kilmister, who passed away earlier this week due to cancer.
While fans were still mourning the death of Kilmister, the iconic heavy metal band’s drummer Mikkey Dee made the heartbreaking announcement in an interview with Sweden’s Expressen newspaper, reports aceshowbiz.com.
“Motörhead is over, of course. Lemmy was Motörhead. We won’t be doing any more tours or anything. And there won’t be any more records. But the brand survives, and Lemmy lives on in the hearts of everyone,” Dee told the publication just hours after Kilmister’s death on Monday.
Dee, who joined Motörhead in 1992 as a replacement to former drummer Phil Taylor, went on to describe the band’s final shows which the late member kept going despite his health condition.
“He was terribly gaunt, he spent all his energy onstage and afterwards he was very, very tired,” the drummer shared.
“It’s incredible that he could even play, that he could finish the Europe tour. It was only 20 days ago. Unbelievable,” he added.
The musician was “incredibly grateful” for his years with the band.
“It feels fantastic that we were able to complete the tour with him. It’s heartening that we didn’t cancel because of Lemmy,” he said.
Kilmister passed away at the age of 70 following a short battle with “an extremely aggressive cancer”.
The surviving members of Motörhead as well as fellow rockers, including Black Sabbath’s Ozzy Osbourne, KISS’ Gene Simmons and Blink-182’s Travis Barker, then took to Twitter and Instagram to pay tribute to the musician.